EuroWeek View: Loan market shoots itself in the foot

Vivendi’s recent foray into the loan market has set an unwelcome precedent. Despite widespread criticism from syndicate bankers, the borrower undercut all recent benchmarks on the way to pricing a Eu1bn deal. If others follow suit, the syndicated loan will once again become no more than a loss-leader.

  • 03 Aug 2010
One silver lining of the financial crisis cloud for banks is that for the last two years, they have been in charge in negotiations with borrowers over new syndicated loans. The balance had swung heavily in favour of borrowers in the bull-run up to late 2007. They were ...

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